Corps of Military Police

Cap Badge of the Corps of Military Police (King George VI)
Soldier Details:
Surname: Nicol
Initials:   F.W.
Rank:   Corporal
Army No.:  7684127
Notes:   HE WAS BORN AND RESIDED IN ABERDEEN. INSCRIPTION ON GRAVESTONE: LENT FOR A REASON, THY WILL BE DONE. HIS FATHER 4557 PTE ALEXANDER NICOL 4BN GORDON HIGHLANDERS WHO DIED ON THE 24TH JANUARY 1916 IS BURIED IN THE SAME GRAVE. THE CWGC STONE HAS THE BADGE OF THE GORDON HIGHLANDERS AND THE CORPS OF MILITARY POLICE JOINED TOGETHER. IN JANUARY 1916 THE 4TH GORDONS WERE PART OF 8 BRIGADE, 3 DIVISION SERVING IN FRANCE. FATHER PROBABLY WOUNDED AND SENT HOME WHERE HE DIED. INSCRIPTION FOR FATHER: HE DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE, TILL THE DAY DAWNS. 30/9/1941, 13.00hrs L/CPL NICOL VERY SERIOUSLY INJURED IN A MOTOR CYCLE ACCIDENT. 23.00HRS CPL NICOL DIED AT ADINBROOKE HOSPITAL, CAMBRIDGE AS A RESULT OF A SERIOUS MOTOR CYCLE ACCIDENT AT LORSHIPS BRIDGE, CAMBRIDGE ON THE NIGHT OF 29/30/9/1941. 10/10/1941 COURT OF ENQUIRY HELD AT CAMBRIDGE, OC IN ATTENDANCE REF DEATH OF THE LATE CPL NICOL OF 103 PRO COY, AS A RESULT OF A MOTOR CYCLE ACCIDENT. VERDICT ACCIDENT. 103 PROVOST COMPANY WAR DIARY WO 166/5904.

Casualty Details:
Date Killed: 30th September 1941
Company: 103 PRO COY
Cemetery: ABERDEEN (ALLENVALE) CEMETERY   UNITED KINGDOM
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